At the turn of the twentieth century the revolt against academic, realistic painting continued and reduction of the dependence on objective reality led to alter the notions of humanity within intellectual and artistic circles. Synonymous with freedom, strength and transgression, the Fauvist movement was a true revolution of colour. Their spontaneous, response to nature was expressed in bold, undisguised brushstrokes and high-keyed, vibrant colours directly from the tube. The bright, misplaced pigments used were breaking rules on faithful chromatic representation that had remained in place since the renaissance.The intensity and vitality will be here represented with strong paintings by artists such as Maurice De Vlaminck and Kees Van Dongen. Bailly Gallery pays tribute to Fauvism movement which was as brilliant as it was intense, the impact was extraordinary, laying the groundwork for other avant-garde movements as Expressionism and Cubism.
Press release courtesy Bailly Gallery.